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December 28th, 2011
09:40 AM ET

Will negative attacks work in Iowa? Two commentators explain

Things have taken a decidedly negative turn with 2012 GOP presidential candidates in Iowa, but no candidate has been able to land a "telling" blow.

With less than three in 10 Iowans saying they've made their final choice already, there are an awful lot of hearts and minds still to be won in the Hawkeye State.

This morning on American Morning, we ask conservative commentator Tara Wall and democratic strategist Maria Cardona to break down the GOP race as it stands and look at the week ahead in Iowa.

Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Politics
December 28th, 2011
09:37 AM ET

Study: Plavix warning may not be necessary – one doctor explains why and what to do if you take the drug

Today, an AM housecall that affects 40 million Americans. That's how many take Plavix, the anti-clotting drug used to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Almost two years ago, the Food and Drug Administration slapped it with its strongest black-box warning. But now, a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association says that warning might not be necessary.

Today on American Morning, Dr. Ajay Kirtane, cardiologist at New York Presbyterian hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, explains why the warning may no longer be necessary.

Filed under: Prescription drugs
December 28th, 2011
09:33 AM ET

The best places for your money in 2012

What's in your 401-k? Got a financial plan for 2012? If you're not prepared in this unpredictable economy, it could cost you!

So what's the best place for your hard-earned cash in the new year?

Ali Velshi talks with Penn Financial Group president Matt McCall about the best investment strategies for 2012.

Filed under: 2012 • Investing • Money
December 28th, 2011
09:30 AM ET

How did the 2011 shopping season go? Retail expert Marshal Cohen breaks down the numbers

The 2011 shopping frenzy is over and crowds are thinning at the malls. With most Americans tapped out, retailers are dealing mostly with returns and gift card purchases now.

So how did the holiday shopping season go?

This morning, we asked retail expert Marshal Cohen. He's the chief industry analyst at the NPD Group and the author of the book "Buy Me."

Filed under: Holiday Shopping
December 28th, 2011
09:03 AM ET

Kim Jong Il's funeral a show of stability? CSIS's Victor Cha on what can be learned from the procession

North Korea is painting a picture of power and stability this morning as the world watches the funeral procession for Kim Jong Il.

Thousands of hysterical mourners lined the streets of the capital in the snow to say farewell to the former dictator. His son Kim Jong Un - the hand-picked successor to North Korea - walked alongside the hearse with thousands of soldiers marching in step right behind him.

This morning on American Morning, senior advisor and Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Victor Cha talks about whether today's events reveal anything about the leadership transition and why so many who study North Korea are pessimistic about the country's future.

Filed under: North Korea